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The River


Published 1938


FDR Presidential Library

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The River

From IMDB: his short Depression-era documentary describes the importance of the Mississippi River to the United States. It laments the environmental destruction committed in the name of progress, particularly farming and timber practices which cause massive erosion and result in vast amounts of top soil being washed down the river into the Gulf of Mexico. The film focuses especially on the impact this has had on impoverished farmers. It ends on a very upbeat note, however, with a celebration of the TVA, "modern" farming technology, and the use of dams to control the river and prevent flooding. Written by George Schneiderman.



Producer FDR Presidential Library
Language English

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Reviewer: Jilly9 - - February 19, 2012
Subject: Part II
Reviewer: vandahl - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 1, 2012
Subject: great footage
some fantastic footage, however the film is incomplete. There is another copy of this video over at the Prelinger archives, that has an even longer chunk of the end missing.
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